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Los Alamos Skies Are Smokey From Diego Fire

on June 29, 2014 - 5:49pm
Smoke from the Diego Fire near Coyote seen this afternoon from North Mesa. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The smoke in the sky looking northwest from Los Alamos is coming from the Diego Fire thought to have been ignited by lightning June 15 off Forest Service Road 93 near Coyote.
 
Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the fire has really ramped up today and some 200-300 acres have burned so far.
 
"They have air tankers and ground crews on it and have ordered a type 3 incident management team," Grider said, adding that the LAFD has not been requested to assist as of yet.
 
Los Alamos residents can expect to see and smell smoke from this fire, he said.
 
"Anyone sensitive to smoke should keep their windows closed and try to stay inside as much as possible," Grider said.

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